The Creaky Old House - Not so Scary October Adventure Materials needed: wood blocks, rhythm sticks, recorders (&/or harmonicas), and triangles (enough so that each child can play one instrument.) Introduce the children to “instrument resting position.” When at rest, all the instruments must lay quietly on the floor (they are SLEEPING and very QUIET) in front of the child. Decide on … [Read more...] about The Creaky Old House – a not so scary October Adventure!
Fall Theme Activities
Fall is the perfect time to observe and explore TREES and LEAVES with your children. In many climates, the fall season offers amazing displays of color! We hope your children enjoy learning about TREES and LEAVES as much as ours do! Song -FALL LEAVES (to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat") Red, green, and yellow leaves, Purple, and orange, too! The leaves are rustic … [Read more...] about Exploring a Trees and Leaves Theme with your Kids!
There is nothing that reminds us more of Fall than...PUMPKINS! Below you will find activities you can do with your children to explore the delights of the season! PROJECT PUMPKIN Literacy Read The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman [Alladin, 1995] - even if you are not a fan of Halloween, most children love this book and it is fun to act out the characters in the story. Print the Pumpkin Sight … [Read more...] about Project Pumpkin!
Fall is just around the corner! What better time to incorporate ALL 5 Senses in Preschool! HEARING Take a pretend walk outside. Lead your children through your "investigations" starting with: "Let's take a walk in the woods!" (we tap a rhythm to the chant with a right/left knee tap.) What are some things we might HEAR? Chart all the answers the children come up with. Ask the children … [Read more...] about The 5 Senses: Fall Activities for Preschool!
Back to school FALL THEME GIVEAWAY with FRECKLES CRAFTS! In honor of our teachers, we are inviting you to enter our giveaway for: The complete FALL Thematic Unit, 2 complete Fall Crafts Kits by Freckles Crafts, and a 35.00 Starbucks card for a coffee or a caramel apple cider while you plan crafts and explore lesson plans! To enter: view information via Mommy Perks.The giveaway … [Read more...] about In honor of our teachers, a back to school GIVEAWAY!
Apples and Oranges - AppleOrangeTallySheet Materials needed: One AppleOrangeTallySheet.pdf (linked above) for each child, 2 buckets or baskets large enough to hold several pieces of fruit, red and orange markers, a piece of string or tape for the “starting line,” and red apples/oranges (play or real fruit can be used.) Place all the red apples/oranges in one basket. Tape off a starting line … [Read more...] about Apples Theme Literacy and Math for Preschool and Kindergarten!